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story.lead_photo.caption Little Rock police responded to reports of a shooting Monday afternoon. Photo by John Sykes.

A person was critically injured in a Monday afternoon shooting in Little Rock, requiring a tactical team's deployment to a home south of Interstate 630.

Authorities said the shooting happened around 2:45 p.m. near the intersection of West 10th and Abigail streets.

Several people police believed were involved in the shooting ran into a nearby home and holed up as a police SWAT team scrambled officers and sent negotiators to the residential neighborhood, police spokesman Eric Barnes said.

Officers found a person in their 20s with an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. Barnes said the person was in critical condition at the hospital.

No other injuries were immediately reported, he said

Barnes said police convinced four people to come out of the home.

Police believed that another person remained inside the home an hour after the initial shooting call, Barnes said, but when SWAT officers searched the home, they did not find anyone.

Barnes said either there was not a person remaining in the home, or the person fled the home. Detectives will interview the four people who exited the home initially to determine if there was a remaining person.

Police said there was no further danger to the public.

Details about what led to the shooting weren't immediately available.

Check back for updates on this developing story


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    April 15, 2019 at 4:50 p.m.

    As a Little Rock resident I am really upset that we are trailing Pine Bluff. Maybe we can catch up while the new chief gets his feet wet.

  • MaxCady
    April 15, 2019 at 6:36 p.m.

    You're in danger once you cross the Fanne Foxe Freeway. Welcome to the jungle.

  • GeneralMac
    April 15, 2019 at 8:29 p.m.


    Just a celebration of the new police chief getting sworn in ?

  • titleist10
    April 17, 2019 at 8:04 p.m.

    Not only do we pay for their housing food stamps but when they get shot we have to pay their hosp bills